Society and Civilization

A society is a group of people who interact with each other via a shared role or network. It may also refer to a social group that shares the same geographical location and is part of the same culture.

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How to live in an immoral society?

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The Bible says that the entire world is corrupt and that every society is immoral. We must remain "in the world but not of the world." In other words, Christians must not seclude themselves and refrain from ANY interaction, but at the same time we cannot allow ourselves to be influenced by the sinful immorality around us. In england the church of england owns most of the real estate in a area of london called Soho. This is known as night club land where the strip clubs are located. I suggest that religious organisations should really endevour to practice what they preach, it might help the whole credibility thing.
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Why do people in India live in rural areas?

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India is basically an agriculturist country where 70 % of its population are farmers. With industialisation indeed farmers are moving to the towns and the cities but still, farming is the biggest industry of India
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Why is drafting important to your society?

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Drafting is when you put your ideas into sentences and write a story with them. Drafting is a copy to correct and make better for the good copy.Drafting is important because you can correct it and add things to it. by a grade ......................................................................................................
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Why do Americans seem to know so little about world history and world geography and foreign societies and languages?

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It's always foolish to generalize. Wait- was that a generalization? In any case, having taught American and International college students for many years, I must admit that most of the American students I've encountered fit the description. It seems to me that most really don't care about other cultures, geography, etc. When they do care, they usually become informed. Students I have encountered from other parts of the world tend to be better informed, but many are also extremely misinformed, believing that the frequently idiotic things they were taught about history and politics 'back home' are true. There are plenty of reasons for the lack of interest many Americans have in things foreign. An incredibly pervasive and dense popular culture; information systems, electronic and otherwise, totally controlled by commercial interests, and educational systems that are so overburdened with non-academic or semi-academic programs that frequently things like languages and world history are sacrificed to make room for courses based on cheap pop psychology or political mandates. An example is the requirement that 'holocaust studies' be taught to all students. This 'teaching' is done in a total vacuum, without reference to world history. The results are frequently bizarre. Most students have no idea regarding the issues or consequences of the world wars. Some will read WWII as "world war eleven". In general, most American students are extremely well informed about pop music groups, celebrities, TV, etc., because they are surronded by this stuff, it is fed to them from every possible source, and basic American youth culture is anti-intellectual. It is very difficult to separate cause and effect in this connection, perhaps because it is a circular self-reinforcing phenomenon. Answer You are right about the public school answer. I am Canadian and I have had people from Michigan ask me where they can go ski. This is south western Ontario and in August. Also some history is changed to suit what the Americans choose to believe. I have a good friend from Colorado and she was taught that the U.S. won the war of 1812 against Canada. This is even when it was acknowledged that the Canadians burned the US capitol. Regardless that is what her history book indicated. Answer If your impression is that Americans seem to know little about world history, geography, societies and languages, you may be speaking with the wrong Americans. Some are quite well educated and do have cosmopolitan interests. Answer I can't speak for all Americans, of course. But, personally, I blame the public school system. When I was in high school we didn't even learn much American history. We were required to take only one year of History. I recall wondering many times why it took so long to cover so little material. I'm certain that by the end of the school year, we never even got to the end of the American Civil War. Forget about the World Wars, Vietnam and all the rest. The curriculum probably should be changed. World History classes should be mandatory as well as American History. However, a lot of important events have occurred in America in a relatively short time. After all, America is very young. And, in all honesty, when I was in high school, I could not possibly have cared less about World History. Answer Why would they know about world history? They don't even learn about American history. We have college graduates who can't tell you WHEN we fought the War of 1812, let alone who we were fighting. Many would have difficulty naming five presidents. America is a relatively YOUNG country in comparison with most others. It is a sad fact though that so few do know about World History or American History. It is through knowledge of the past that we can try to prevent making the same mistakes in the future. It also could give one a much stronger connection with their country and government. It is hard to listen to people opine about the condition of America today when they would be unable to answer even ONE basic question in regards to American History or government. As shown on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in his 'Jaywalking' skits...very few American's can answer simple questions regarding the very country they live in. Sad. Answer Most American high school students could care less about anything that has to do with "history". In my country I was required to memorize all the continents and countries with their capital cities. I even learned the old name of a country if there was any and knew all the basics such as weather, economic state, and popular politicians in each country. Answer Speak for yourselves. I've learned plenty about history, and then some in my high school. I guess that's what happens with you inner-city schools. To those that answered this stupid question, I guess you're not that good at finding a joke when it's right in front of you. The author was mocking American intelligence of World History. Answer I have a theory about this. History is definite and deals with absolutes. Teachers today believe there are no absolutes. Most live in a theoretical dreamworld of socialist idealism and other off the wall ideas. They do not want to be confronted with the cause and effect of history since it would involve the admission of good and evil which has become more and more unfathomable to them. Students then get an overview of history that is revisionist, watered down and mostly misunderstood by the teacher themselves. Answer I went to a public school but it was hardly 'inner-city.' In fact, for a public school, in was rather elite. I recall quite clearly that only one year of American History was required. In fact, I believe that was the only history class even available! It was a joke. We never even got through the Civil War, let alone other countries' histories. It is really a sad thing. I've learned far more about US history, as well as quite a bit of world history on my own when I took up genealogy as a hobby. Answer I don't think you can blame the education system. It needs to be put on the student. I took two History classes in High School, several in college; I've read dozens of books (maybe even a hundred). I love history. I know a lot. World and American. My education came from my interest in the subject. I don't know much about Asian literature or Himalayan climbing techniques, but I wouldn't blame the school system for that. Those subjects have about as much real world applicability as World History. (Seriously, does knowing the causes of the Barbary Wars really help you get to work in the morning? Of course not) Schools only expose you to subjects, it up to the individual to decide what they want to learn, bases o the there individual interest or needs. A more accurate question would be "Why don't more Americans care about world history?" Answer It is a great mystery that while American is a great country with a strong economy, people always inventing new things and new ways of doing things, many Americans appear to Europeans to be not well educated or informed about things outside their own nation. Now I am not saying that Americans are alone in this, because I know a lot of people in Britain who don't pay attention to things going on in their own country never mind the rest of the world. But sometimes Americans don't seem to know that they are part of the whole world. I think that the American media is a lot to blame. American news programs concentrate on local and exciting items and not non visual things like famines or political changes. I am a history buff so often watch the History Channel and the American programs on this channel are designed to bring out the American angle of every possible story. When a novel is made into a film it has to be set in America even if it was originally written about Britain or France or wherever. I meet lots of Americans in my job, I work in public transport, and it always gets me when they ask for McDonald's and Hertz and American banks. If I go abroad I have to accept that I have to experience new things, which is why I go abroad anyway. Even American students, who are some of the most high scoring students in the world, come across as being disinterested in things or even ignorant. We understand that America is a big place with different time zones and no national newspapers, and with terrible TV news, so people learn about what happens locally and really big stuff but not much about the outside world. To get back to history, it is assumed by Hollywood and people who make TV programs and publish books that Americans will not be interested in things which do not only have Americans in them (eg, "SAVING PRIVATE RYAN", U 531 and so on). I am not an American I am Scottish/British/European so hopefully a better answer will come from our American friends. And I do think they are our friends. Answer The problem of historical ignorance doesn't lie in the school system, it teaches what the state dictates. The problem isn't about the teachers being Marxists or what-have-you, there is no left-wing conspiracy. They teach what the schools tell them to. The problem isn't students, I myself am a student at a high school in small town Nebraska, three years of social science required (one year world history, one year American history, one in government). Students learn what they choose to certainly, but sometimes the opportunity isn't there. The problem may well be in our culture. Our country is based on English culture, which has most of its roots in the Romans and Christianity. Christianity teaches to a great degree the forgiving of past transgressions, which may involve just not learning about the past. Our country was isolationist for a great deal of its time, this could have caused American society to lose interest in world history. History and social science in general are declining as classes because in modern politics, the government is not the everyday man's friend. Reagan lied about Watergate, Bush Sr. lied about his economic success, Clinton lied about his affairs, and let's not get started with the Vietnam War and Bush's grand failures. If Americans applied law more then morals these wouldn't have been problems, but your average person doesn't live by logic. Logic can be ugly and inhuman. History tells subjective stories about things that can't really be objective. Even the facts of a historical event are subjective, because intentions can't be objectified. Only interests. In modern American culture (60's onward) there was/is an amount of civil strife regarding equality, and everyone's voice being heard. History can be controversial, the same applies to science. Where the ugliness of logic and science meet the morals of some people, in some places Darwin's Theories/Laws can't be taught because it allegedly conflicts with the Bible. Also, and conclusively, American culture has not, nor has ever, shown to be a backward-looking society. All cultures can be said to have stressed and achieved things in particular areas, and America has shown an aptitude in only one thing-- business. We handle our diplomacy like we're dealing with business partners, our military is built by non-government organizations, and our government is oftentimes run by people with large business experience. To a businessman, the past is irrelevant, only the present and future. Answer First I can say unless an American wants to learn more about history on their own our school systems won't teach them! It's not the teachers or the students, honestly, it's the system. Schools only teach what is on the test and who makes the test? Well I'd really like to know. In fact as an American graduating from a "very good small wealthy school" I feel that I was cheated. I know there is no left wing conspiracy! In fact we're only taught about things they want us to know like we covered WWII I'd say 60 percent of our history class. Which by the way, I graduated in '98 and only have American history 1/2 year government 1/2 and world history as a sophomore full year. Yup that is it! You'd think that such a powerful country would teach more about its government right? No they don't want people to be interested or even knowledgeable of how it works because they only want the elite rich in charge! That's right I said it! Don't blame the Americans for their lack of knowledge; understand that they learn what is taught and that's very little! Schools lack fundings! Can't buy new books too large of classes and they drop arts and music but oh yeah they get new football fields (not all) yet the police department has brand new top of the line cars with spoilers and ground effects? See what the American kids are taught...gotta be cool and it's not cool to be smart. As Americans, we need to demand real educations it's time for REAL REFORM not religious reform. Answer With all eyes on the USA, it's safe to say that the world knows more about Americans than Americans know about the world. This is why it may SEEM that we're very deficient in world studies. Keep in mind that if you meet an American outside the USA they're probably a student so cut them a break. Answer I would say it's more of our society than anything. Students on an individual level more or less do want to learn; there's just a sense of anti-intellectualism among young people, in that learning new things or trying to improve your knowledge of the world isn't just isn't the cool thing to do. They devote their time to more fun things like video games, or going out to parties, and what-not. Not really much we can do about it, it's just the way we are unfortunately. Answer Well for me I really didn't learn that much about it in school and on top of that we didn't really have to in order to graduate. But all states are different here. Answer In much of the U.S. one can travel for hundreds, even thousands of miles without ever crossing an international frontier. There is little perceived need to know much about other countries, and until quite recently only a minority of Americans had passports. Psychologically, other countries are remote. For example, travel to Europe or Asia is - quite understandably, seen by many as a major and rather expensive expedition. The situation is very different from in Europe, where you usually cross an international frontier every few hundred miles. I've noticed that many Americans I have spoken to think a flight to Europe (round trip) costs $2,000 +. It seems that those advertisements by the airlines are usually only noticed by people who are already interested in making the trip. In addition, the status of English as a world language is isolating. This of course applies to all the English-speaking countries. In fact, many of the criticisms made about Americans also apply to these countries, too. Despite all these comments I have encountered a fair number of Americans who are well informed about world affairs.
Asked in India, History of India, Society and Civilization

How do Indian people share stories of their belief?

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Indians by nature believe in faith and religion. For worshipping faith is necessary. Thus any story of beliefs or faith they share in the places of worship; maybe a temple, gurdwara, a mandir or a mosque.
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What is the impact of youth unproductive occupation on development?

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The development is seriously effected by youth unproductive occupations. As a researcher to present Axiomatic Educational Strategy for 21st Century at IEEEP silver jublie celebration at Lahore , I had conducted detailed survey and research. Technical and professional base for youth is lacking. The youth with practical skills is limited having all most no concern with education and educated youth try to find easiest occupations that affects the development in any socety. I fail to find any logic of destructin of youth in easy going jobs like press & media, methology , continuous useless education having no role in development. The system of education in most the developing nations have to oriented towrds practical jobs related to development just like the systems being used in most of the developed nations. South Koreans , German U.K. and USA encourge the students to undertake jobs of even lowest level.
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What is the significance of Upton Sinclair?

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He wrote the book, "The Jungle," which exposed the horrible conditions in the meat packing industry in America in the early 20th century. Partially due to his book, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) was formed in order to ensure cleaner and safer conditions.
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What do Muslims believe about homeless people?

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As all human believe. They should offer help, support, and charity to relieve those people and to cover their needs.
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Why do you say Geography is History?

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we say this because geography means the present will soon be a history a day which is gone which would never come back. and so is our nation we forget what happened and do not try to take actions over it therefore we say that geography is history.
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What is raden roro?

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Raden Roro is the Javanese equivalent to the title of Lady in the UK.
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What is lousy hippie?

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Normally...The Term 'Lousy Hippie' means "Usless Crazy Person." Lousy=Usless Hippie=Crazy Person.
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Ibat-ibang uri ng lipunan?

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Ang mga uri ng lipunan ay ang paaralan,simbahan,tahanan,maging ang mga hospital ay isang lipunan.
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What legacy did the ancient Hebrews leave to Western Civilization?

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The long, rich history of Judaism gives the Western world much of its shape today. Many of the laws, traditions, culture and values are directly attributable to Judaism.Link: History of Judaism The Jews' monotheistic religious tradition (Deuteronomy 6:4) shaped the Western beliefs about God. Link: Monotheistic religious tradition The 7-day week (Exodus ch.20), including a day of rest for everyone. This weekly rest was a concept unique to the Israelites. The concept of morality (Leviticus ch.18-19) was also the work of the Hebrews, including the dignity (Genesis 5:1) and value of a person (unlike idolatry, which had no moral character whatsoever; with worship of the gods accompanied by practices such as human sacrifice, "sacred" prostitution, and animal worship). Link: Morality Women's rights were carefully maintained in Judaism. Israelite women could own property, could initiate court cases, could have their own servants, and could own fields and businesses; and the Torah specifies marital rights for women (Exodus 21:10). Under Israelite law, everyone had recourse to the courts. A child, widow, wife, poor person, etc., could initiate legal action against any citizen to redress perpetrated harm. Compare this to those societies in which only mature, land-owning males had any legal status. The Western diet reflects some of the Judaic dietary law. With the exception of the pig, Western society does not eat species not contained in kosher law (Deuteronomy ch.14). Owls, mice, insects, rats, snakes, cats and dogs are not eaten by most Westerners and it is a direct result of Jewish culture. Parents are responsible for teaching children (Deuteronomy ch.11). Illiteracy among Israelites, in every generation, was rare. Universal education in the Western world is taken for granted today, yet this is a recent development. In Judaism, however, it goes back for more than 3300 years. Judaism has always maintained that education is the highest goal of man in his pursuit of godliness. This tradition has now been passed on to Western culture. Infants are to be cherished, protected and cared for, whether or not they turned out to be the gender you were hoping for. Compare this to societies in which unhealthy babies, or females, were killed. Cruelty to animals is not acceptable. Government is accountable to a higher authority. In other ancient societies, the monarch was all-powerful. Among the Israelites, however, the king was under the constant scrutiny of the Divinely-informed prophets, who didn't hesitate to castigate him publicly for any misstep in the sight of God. And, other than for the crime of rebellion, the king couldn't punish any citizen by his own decision. He was obligated by the Torah-procedures like everyone else (Talmud, Sanhedrin 19a). Link: Israelite prophets A robber repays double to his victim (Exodus 22:3), or works it off. Cutting off the hands of a robber is a punishable crime. Debtors are not imprisoned or harmed. They are made to sell property and/or work to repay what they owe. Compare this to the Roman practice by which anyone could accuse a man of owing them money and the debtor could be killed (Roman "Twelve Tables of Law" code, 3:10). Western jurisprudence in general is based in part upon Judaic Torah-observance. A quick look at the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) and the laws that follow (Exodus ch.21-23) gives a summary of most modern law. It is the responsibility of the community to support the poor (Deuteronomy ch.15), the widow, the orphan, and the stranger passing through (Exodus 22:20-21). It is important to note that all of the above were instituted among the Hebrews (a.k.a. the Israelites) thousands of years earlier than in other nations. Here's one example: Infanticide was practiced among classical European nations until it was stopped by the influence of Judaism and its daughter-religions. Professor and former President of the American Historical Association, William L. Langer (in The History of Childhood): "Children, being physically unable to resist aggression, were the victims of forces over which they had no control, and they were abused in almost unimaginable ways." Link: Infanticide was practiced Link: More about Judaism's impact
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How was people's culture and lifestyle under Lenin's rule?

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Peopple's lifestyles were very poor and the culture was oppresive because it was a communist society ---- The fledgling Soviet state was undergoing a period of social & economic upheaval, so how you fared under the new regime depended in large part on where you'd been under the old. But times were difficult for everyone after years of war, revolution, civil war and foreign intervention. For those formerly better-off it was a time of loss and painful adjustment. For those who'd had little, the new regime held out the hope of improvement, though many (especially in the countryside) clung to the old values of village, church and ethnic identity in preference to the Bolsheviks' attacks on religion and (mostly urban) efforts at modernisation in the arts, literature etc. The harshness of communist rule during the period of civil war (1918-20) gave way to a less restrictive economic policy from 1921, but drought and famine in the south of the country claimed up to 5 million lives in the following year. Lenin died just as the newly-created USSR was entering eight years of recovery (1923-30) that would take living standards above pre-war levels before the strains of forced economic transformation and renewed emphasis on class war took their toll.
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How is the internet changing society?

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The internet is diminishing the younger generation's social interaction. Also wouldn't you change your lifestyle if you saw 2 girls one cup?
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What do you mean by social change or social development?

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The change in view's, belief's, or habits of the general public or "society" in which you live. This could be brought on by a natural disaster, change in government, war, etc.
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Which country has highest number of soldiers?

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The country who has the highest number of soldiers is the People's of Republic of China. They have 4,585,000 soldiers total and 2,285,000 soldiers who are active.
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How does the value of giving form part of ubuntu?

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Its when you give someone something and dont expect anything in return from that person. We are all brothers and sisters, therefore we must treat each other equally and share our things. Sometimes instead of giving you can do something ordinary or special for that person. Again you must be able to give not receive. We all must do a good act once a while. You dont have to be famous or rich